Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC™) Process

Course Details

You are new to the UOP FCC unit and need to know how to optimize the operation of the unit. You will start at the beginning by discussing how the UOP FCC unit fits into the overall refinery processing scheme, how it may process various feedstocks, how product selectivity can be controlled, and FCC catalyst fluidization basics. Participants will discuss process flow, process control, equipment, how to calculate the heat balance, and catalyst management. The course emphasizes the technology aspects of the UOP FCC unit and includes important process calculations that can be used to troubleshoot FCC problems, including cyclone velocities, superficial velocities, distributor pressure drops and more. Through lecture, team work, and exercises, participants will gain the fundamentals to troubleshoot common FCC Unit issues.


This course is designed for new process engineers or experienced operators and foremen.

  • Describe UOP FCC technology
  • Understand the methods to control product yields
  • Compare and contrast the impact of feedstocks
  • Reference descriptions of the process flow and equipment, process control, analytical procedures, metallurgy, and safety
  • Calculate key process indicators to help troubleshoot FCC problems
  • Step through Startup, Shutdown, and Emergency Procedures

  • Process flow and control
  • Equipment
  • Fluidization
  • Catalyst Management
  • Heat balance & Process variables
  • Procedures
  • Corrosion and fouling
  • Troubleshooting & Best Practices
  • Advances in FCC Technology


To ensure an effective virtual learning environment UOP will ensure that the training is delivered in concise virtual sessions to prevent learner fatigue. Each session will consist of short lecture-based delivery of training content, interspersed with ample time for discussion and question and answer time with the instructors.

The training will follow the same highly effective format as is used in the traditional classroom training and all training materials (e.g. slides, handouts, activities) typically used in the classroom course will be made available to participants.

To ensure that the topics can be delivered within the total instructional hours, and to ensure an engaging and interactive learning experience, not all slides will be presented. Instead, some material will be provided as pre-reading by participants with opportunity to discuss any topics or issues raised in the reading material at the beginning of the relevant topic session.

Each session will provide ample opportunity for participants to share their experience, raise operational issues for discussion and ask questions directly to the instructors. UOP may use a variety of instructors throughout to ensure GDA benefits from the broadest depth of UOP expert knowledge.

Dates: 7th – 9th June 2021 (3 Days)
Time: 8AM to 3PM Bahrain Time (Including 1-hour Break)
Venue: Microsoft Teams
Fee: USD 2,500 per participant (Special Rate)
*5% VAT will apply
Prerequisites: A computer with Internet access, webcam and audio capabilities.


Rohan Khandelwal is a Lead Technical Services Specialist in the FCC, Alkylation & Treating Technology group at UOP based at Bracknell, UK. He is with UOP since 2012 and has more than 13 years’ experience. He is primarily responsible for technical support to numerous FCC, Alkylation & Treating units in Europe, Africa, Middle East & CIS region. In this role, he is also supporting the development of FCC & HF Alkylation Connected Performance Services (CPS) solutions. Rohan started his career with Reliance Jamnagar refinery where he worked for 5 years in their FCC units. He is a Chemical Engineer from LIT, Nagpur University, INDIA.

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  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC™) Process
  • Duration: 07-09 JUN 2021
  • Category: Technologies

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